Junior School pupils welcomed parents and family members as they proudly put on their best singing voices and picked up their instruments for the Junior School Spring Music Concert on Thursday afternoon.
Greeted by Senior School volunteers, the parents were escorted to the Music Department where they eagerly awaited the start of the show which promised a wonderful display of talent and enthusiasm in equal measure.
Opening the show violinist, Hannah played a beautiful rendition of ‘Yodelling Song’ which immediately made apparent the level of musical talent our Mount girls possess and the efforts in which they put in to rehearse.
Cecily took to the stage next and beamed with pride as she announced the first of two songs she would be performing, the first on piano – ‘Dancing Kangaroo,’ followed later by ‘Down Up’ on violin.
Two classic nursery rhymes followed as Susannah played ‘Old Macdonald’ on recorder and Faye Lavender performed ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ on piano, proceeded by ‘Suo Gan.’
Also displaying their incredible talents on piano were, Izzy – ‘The Spaceman and Westminster Chimes’, Pheobe ‘Action Stations’, Catherine’s ‘Yankee Doodle’, Lia played ‘Engine Driver’ and Clemmie, performed ‘Elephant Parade.’ After wowing the audience with ‘Flapping Around’ on recorder, Nora played ‘Pizza Song’ on piano, as Lizzie’s rendition of ‘B.I.N.G.O’ on piano ensued her first performance on flute, ‘Blue Riff and Seedy Blues.’
Playing violin during the concert were, Heeyul, who played ‘Siberian Galop’, Francesca, with the uniquely named ‘Fish Cakes and Apple Pie,’ Melanie ‘Morning has broken’ and topping off the incredible range of talented violinists, Lorelei performed ‘Ode to Joy.’
The Spring Easter Music Concert introduced two cellist, Venus performed ‘Andantino’ and Ella, ‘Nightingale.’
Agnes confirmed her musical talents in a range of outlets as she played violin, ‘Minuet in C’ on piano, and sang beautifully ‘Wouldn’t it Be Loverley.’ Also downing an instrument in favour of highlighting their incredible voice was Eleanor, singing ‘Who will buy’ and Isabelle who sang ‘Sleep Little Babe, I love Thee’, before closing the show with ‘Scarborough Fair’ and ‘Morningtown Ride’ on clarinet.
Each musician not only showed incredible musical talent, but also courage and professionalism as they ensured the event ran smoothly despite it being the first time some pupils have performed live in front of an audience. The dedication and demanding work that goes into achieving such talent is clear to see, well done to everyone involved in putting on such a great show.
“A huge well done to all the girls who performed in the Spring music concert on Thursday afternoon. The girls were very excited to finally be able to perform to a real-life audience of parents and guests. We were so impressed with them all, especially those who were playing for the very first time. They did themselves proud and it was a fabulous concert!” – Miss Smith, Music